Artist and Curator Bios
Adam Pendleton (American, b 1984) is a conceptual artist known for his multidisciplinary practice, which includes painting, publishing, collage, video and performance. He often engages with language, both figuratively and literally, and addresses the re-contextualization of history. Through his work, the artist seeks to establish “a future dynamic where new historical narratives and meanings can exist.” Pendleton has participated in exhibitions internationally, in venues including MoMA, New Museum, and The Kitchen in New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Whitechapel Gallery, London. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Andréa Picard has worked for TIFF since 1999, and was a member of the TIFF Cinematheque programming team for 12 years. Since 2006 she has curated Wavelengths, the Festival’s critically acclaimed avant-garde programme. As an independent writer and curator, she has collaborated with local and international institutions such as Le Centre Pompidou, Vienna’s Belvedere and MAK museums, the 25FPS festival in Zagreb, and the Secession. Picard has sat on juries for numerous organizations and festivals worldwide. She currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Images Festival, and is a former Board Member of Art Metropole.
Co-presented with the Black Artists’ Networks Dialogue